The previews of #NWTS begin. And here's another nice one as Drake raps and sings on "Wu-Tang Forever". An instant *Tibs Fav. on first listen. I think the track especially takes off once Drake starts the little shouting flow. Bangin' production (that samples the Wu's "It's Yourz") and a dope display of Drizzy's versatility. Give this one a listen before September 24th.
A couple of #NWTS tidbits are revealed today via the new RollingStone Fall Music Preview issue, and they're especially notable to get a picture of a two of the many tracks we don't know anything about right now.
On the intro, "Tuscan Leather":
"It’s a three-staged record – one [Whitney Houston] sample flipped three different ways, with a verse over each beat."
On the album in general, 40 also says it's a "huge change in tone,” and that Drake is “stepping up the attitude and playing hardball."
Drake says the standout track “Paris Morton Music II” is the clearest proof that he’s stepped up his game. “That track excites me from a rap standpoint, just getting off bars and different flows,” he says. “I played it for J. Cole, on some rap buddy-buddy shit, and he was like, ‘Damn!’”
So, there you have it folks. More intrigue for #NWTS as we are less than a month away from hearing the music for ourselves.
It's ok, remain sitting... the track isn't out.. yet..
More Nothing Was The Same news via Drake on Twitter tonight. He names his possible new favorite song — one that we can connect the dots as "Momentous Occasions" via pianist Chilly Gonzales (his retweets; hit his name to hear his stuff — real good), and also featuring Jhene Aiko, and produced by 40. Here's the tweet, and below, some comments on the collab from Aiko in a recent interview with Fuse.
UPDATE: Drake just tweeted "Momentous Occasions" is NOT the song title and that it is a terrible title. Oh!
"I am not going to say too much. Recording the song and working with him, period, was a momentous occasion. Because I think he is amazing, like a magical being for me, like a unicorn or something. He is somebody I like to listen to to get inspired and helps me write from an honest place. Recording that song was more of a personal experience because we sat with [Drake producer Noah] 40 [Shebib] and I got to help pick the beat, take it home and record to it. That was more of a collaboration than other tracks I’ve done."
- Jhene Aiko
And OH, Drake also fired off another tweet in the early hours this morning...
The king of sublims is at it again in a classic form of such: a subtweet. My first guess at the target is Bulls bench player Vladimir Radmanovic, but in the oft chance I'm wrong, perhaps he's talking about an artist who he's had tension with, and one who just talked on Drake & Kanye West "hopefully making good music together" — and that's Pusha T. It's pure speculation that I choose not to wrap myself up in beyond this paragraph. At the end of the day, I'm lookin' at the music. The artists involved in this upcoming song makes it one I'm excited for.
The much rumored single from Drake & Aaliyah comes true above with the official stream and release of "Enough Said". This one's a smooth groove, established by a soothing production by 40, some pleasant vocals from the late Aaliyah, and a break-neck lyrical verse from Drake. I rocks with this. *Tibs Fav. status. What do you all think? Listen above/rate below!